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Population (year 2000): 11,756. Estimated population in July 2005: 13,618 (+15.8% change)
Males: 5,896 (50.2%), Females: 5,860 (49.8%)

Zip code:

Median resident age: 26.2 years
Median household income: $20,526 (year 2000)
Median house value: $123,400 (year 2000)

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Races in Oxford:

  • White Non-Hispanic (74.5%)
  • Black (21.0%)
  • Hispanic (1.0%)
  • Asian Indian (0.9%)
  • Two or more races (0.9%)
  • Chinese (0.7%)

Ancestries: English (13.8%), Irish (10.0%), German (9.5%), United States (7.6%), Scottish (5.3%), Scotch-Irish (2.8%).

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Land area: 10.0 square miles

Oxford,

For population 25 years and over in Oxford

  • High school or higher: 80.2%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 46.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 22.7%
  • Unemployed: 6.5%
  • Mean travel time to work: 13.6 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Oxford city

  • Never married: 48.4%
  • Now married: 35.7%
  • Separated: 1.7%
  • Widowed: 6.3%
  • Divorced: 7.9%

3.6% Foreign born (1.5% Asia, 1.3% Latin America, 0.5% Europe).

Population change in the 1990s: +1,103 (+10.4%).




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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: TN Memphis, (60.7 miles pop. 650,100).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: TX Dallas, (510.4 miles pop. 1,188,580).

Nearest cities: MS (7.4 miles Taylor, MS (10.2 miles Abbeville, Valley, MS (16.0 miles Water Toccopola, MS (21.3 miles) , MS (24.7 miles Thaxton, Camp, MS (25.1 miles Potts MS (27.3 miles Sardis, MS (28.4 miles Coffeeville,


Single-family new house construction building permits:
  • 1996: 72 buildings, average cost: $51,300
  • 1997: 107 buildings, average cost: $82,400
  • 1998: 160 buildings, average cost: $81,800
  • 1999: 107 buildings, average cost: $113,900
  • 2000: 81 buildings, average cost: $138,900
  • 2001: 68 buildings, average cost: $135,600
  • 2002: 60 buildings, average cost: $114,700
  • 2003: 91 buildings, average cost: $124,100
  • 2004: 143 buildings, average cost: $145,000
  • 2005: 310 buildings, average cost: $182,800

Latitude: 34.36 N, Longitude: 89.53 W

Area code: 662


Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (38.5%), Arts,entertainment,recreation,accommodation and food services (13.2%).

Daytime population change due to commuting: +6,241 (+53.1%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 3,252 (61.4%)


 

Crime in Oxford by Year

Type 1999 2001 2003 2004
Murders 0 0 0 0
    per 100,000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Rapes 1 0 3 4
    per 100,000 8.5 0.0 25.5 34.0
Robberies 15 6 13 4
    per 100,000 127.6 51.0 110.6 34.0
Assaults 15 12 13 19
    per 100,000 127.6 102.1 110.6 161.6
Burglaries 57 79 71 61
    per 100,000 484.9 672.0 603.9 518.9
Thefts 230 209 199 276
    per 100,000 1956.4 1777.8 1692.8 2347.7
Auto thefts 24 19 16 21
    per 100,000 204.2 161.6 136.1 178.6
195.7 166.8 186.4 200.7


Average climate in Oxford, Mississippi

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Oxford,

Oxford-area historical tornado activity is slightly below Mississippi state average. It is 96% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 1/3/2000, a category 3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 13.2 miles away from the Oxford city center caused $450,000 in damages.

On 3/21/1952, a category 4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 36.8 miles away from the city center killed 16 people and injured 74 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.


Birthplace of: Andrew Westmoreland - College basketball player (Nicholls State Colonels), Beau Gibb - College basketball player (Robert Morris Colonials), Kendrick Fox - College basketball player (Mississippi Rebels), Vincent Camper - College basketball player (Tulane Green Wave).


Hospital/medical center in Oxford:
  • BAPTIST MEMORIAL HOSPITAL NORTH MS (2301 SOUTH LAMAR)
Other hospitals/medical centers near Oxford:
  • YALOBUSHA GENERAL HOSPITAL (about 17 miles; WATER VALLEY, MS)
  • ALLIANCE HEALTHCARE SYSTEM (about 27 miles; HOLLY SPRINGS, MS)
  • TRI LAKES SENIOR CENTER (about 31 miles; BATESVILLE, MS)

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Oxford:
  • UNIVERSITY-OXFORD (about 2 miles; OXFORD, MS; ID: UOX)
  • TUPELO RGNL (about 53 miles; TUPELO, MS; ID: TUP)
  • MEMPHIS INTL (about 56 miles; MEMPHIS, TN; ID: MEM)
Other public-use airports nearest to Oxford:
  • WATER VALLEY MUNI (about 18 miles; WATER VALLEY, MS; ID: 33M)
  • PANOLA COUNTY (about 25 miles; BATESVILLE, MS; ID: PMU)
  • HOLLY SPRINGS-MARSHALL COUNTY (about 31 miles; HOLLY SPRINGS, MS; ID: M41)

Local government website:

Local government employment and payroll (March 2004)

Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Other and Unallocable 24 $55,414 $27,707 0 $0
Police Protection - Officers 52 $145,659 $33,613 0 $0
Financial Administration 9 $29,572 $39,429 0 $0
Other Government Administration 14 $34,793 $29,822 0 $0
Judicial and Legal 6 $14,061 $28,122 0 $0
Police - Other 9 $15,396 $20,528 0 $0
Firefighters 55 $154,123 $33,626 0 $0
Fire - Other 1 $2,187 $26,244 0 $0
Streets and Highways 11 $31,975 $34,881 0 $0
Welfare 3 $8,166 $32,664 0 $0
Solid Waste Management 31 $65,368 $25,303 0 $0
Sewerage 15 $42,584 $34,067 1 $797
Parks and Recreation 15 $33,573 $26,858 3 $2,347
Water Supply 9 $29,453 $39,270 0 $0
Totals for Government 254 $662,324 $31,290 4 $3,144


Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Oxford:
  • UNIVERSITY OF MISSISSIPPI MAIN CAMPUS (about 1 miles; UNIVERSITY, MS; Full-time enrollment: 11,068)
  • NORTHWEST MISSISSIPPI COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 34 miles; SENATOBIA, MS; FT enrollment: 3,842)
  • SOUTHWEST TENNESSEE COMMUNITY COLLEGE-MACON CAMPUS (about 62 miles; MEMPHIS, TN; FT enrollment: 6,979)
  • UNIVERSITY OF MEMPHIS (about 66 miles; MEMPHIS, TN; FT enrollment: 15,831)
  • SOUTHWEST TENNESSEE COMMUNITY COLLEGE-UNION CAMPUS (about 66 miles; MEMPHIS, TN; FT enrollment: 6,979)
  • THE UNIVERSITY OF TENNESSEE HEALTH SCIENCE CENTER (about 66 miles; MEMPHIS, TN; FT enrollment: 2,019)
  • NORTHEAST MISSISSIPPI COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 72 miles; BOONEVILLE, MS; FT enrollment: 2,628)
Public high schools in Oxford:
  • OXFORD HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 823; Location: 222 BRAMLETT BOULEVARD; Grades: 09 - 12)
  • LAFAYETTE HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 588; Location: 160 COMMODORE DR.; Grades: 09 - 12)
  • OXF\LAF SCHOOL OF APPLIED TECH (Location: 134 HWY 7 SOUTH; Grades: 09 - 12)
Public primary/middle schools in Oxford:
  • LAFAYETTE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 870; Location: 150 COMMODORE DR.; Grades: KG - 04)
  • LAFAYETTE MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 735; Location: 102 COMMODORE DR.; Grades: 05 - 08)
  • OXFORD ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 700; Location: 1637 HIGHWAY 30 EAST; Grades: 02 - 04)
  • BRAMLETT ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 564; Location: 225 BRAMLETT BOULEVARD; Grades: PK - 01)
  • CENTRAL ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 511; Location: 409 WASHINGTON AVENUE; Grades: 05 - 06)
  • OXFORD MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 483; Location: 501 MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. DR.; Grades: 07 - 08)
  • SCOTT CHILD DEVELOPMENT CENTER (Students: 37; Location: 401 NORTH FIFTH STREET; Grades: UG - UG)
  • STOVALL SPED COMPLEX (Students: 37; Location: 967 REGIONAL CENTER DRIVE; Grades: UG - UG)
  • OXFORD LEARNING CENTER (Location: 399 NORTH FIFTH STREET; Grades: 05 - 12)
Private primary/middle school in Oxford:
  • OXFORD UNIVERSITY SCHOOL (Students: 179; Location: 2402 SOUTH LAMAR BOULEVARD; Grades: PK - 6)

Notable locations in Oxford: Oxford Industrial Park (A), John Davis Williams Library (B), Oxford-Lafayette Public Library (C), Tad Smith Coliseum (D), Lafayette County Courthouse (E).

Shopping Centers: Oakwood Plaza Shopping Center (1), Oxford Mall Shopping Center (2), Tradewinds Shopping Center (3), Rainbow Shopping Center (4), Mid Town Shopping Center (5).

Churches in Oxford include: Saint Johns Catholic Church (A), Saint Andrews United Methodist Church (B), Church of Christ (C), Peace Lutheran Church (D), Oxford-University United Methodist Church (E), Old Chapel (F), First Baptist Church (G), First Presbyterian Church (H).

Cemeteries: Confederate Cemetery (1), South Oxford Cemetery (2).

Parks in Oxford include: Vaught-Hemingway Stadium (1), Avent Park (2), Stone Park (3).


Oxford compared to Mississippi state average:
  • Median household income below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage above state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Number of college students significantly above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly above state average.

Strongest AM radio stations in Oxford:
  • WCRV (640 AM; 50 kW; COLLIERVILLE, TN; Owner: BOTT BROADCASTING COMPANY/TENNESSEE)
  • WCPC (940 AM; 50 kW; HOUSTON, MS; Owner: WCPC BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WGSF (1030 AM; 50 kW; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: FLINN BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WDIA (1070 AM; 50 kW; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WMQM (1600 AM; 50 kW; LAKELAND, TN; Owner: WMQM, INC.)
  • WPLX (1170 AM; 10 kW; GERMANTOWN, TN; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION)
  • WSAO (1140 AM; daytime; 5 kW; SENATOBIA, MS; Owner: JESSE C. ROSS AND ERNESTINE A. ROSS)
  • WJCE (680 AM; 10 kW; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: ENTERCOM MEMPHIS LICENSE, LLC)
  • KWAM (990 AM; 10 kW; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: CONCORD MEDIA GROUP, INC.)
  • WSJC (810 AM; 50 kW; MAGEE, MS; Owner: FAMILY TALK RADIO)
  • WJNT (1180 AM; 50 kW; PEARL, MS; Owner: BUCHANAN BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WJOX (690 AM; 50 kW; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WREC (600 AM; 5 kW; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Oxford:
  • WUMS (92.1 FM; UNIVERSITY, MS; Owner: STUDENT MEDIA CENTER OF THE U. OF MS)
  • WQLJ (93.7 FM; OXFORD, MS; Owner: TELESOUTH COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WOXD (95.5 FM; OXFORD, MS; Owner: TAYLOR COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WMAV-FM (90.3 FM; OXFORD, MS; Owner: MISSISSIPPI AUTHORITY FOR EDUCATIONAL TV)
  • W214BL (90.7 FM; OXFORD, MS; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION)
  • WRBO (103.5 FM; COMO, MS; Owner: MEMPHIS III LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WBLE (100.5 FM; BATESVILLE, MS; Owner: BATESVILLE BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WWMS (97.5 FM; OXFORD, MS; Owner: SAN-DOW BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WAVI (91.5 FM; OXFORD, MS; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION)
  • WTNM (105.5 FM; WATER VALLEY, MS; Owner: TELESOUTH COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WZLQ (98.5 FM; TUPELO, MS; Owner: SAN DOW BROADCASTING)

TV broadcast stations around Oxford:
  • WMAV-TV (Channel 18; OXFORD, MS; Owner: MISSISSIPPI AUTHORITY FOR EDUCATIONAL TELEVISION)
  • WTVA (Channel 9; TUPELO, MS; Owner: WTVA, INC.)
  • WKDH (Channel 45; HOUSTON, MS; Owner: SOUTHERN BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WLOV-TV (Channel 27; WEST POINT, MS; Owner: LINGARD BROADCASTING CORPORATION)

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